Barra and Estuary Combo Trips

Oh yes! We at Northern Conquest Charters get excited just thinking about these trips as they really do offer such a special experience. Some would say the pinnacle of experiences offered for it’s price point. These trips consist of a mother-shipping operation with dory vessels in tow. By dory’s, we aren’t just referring to standard tinnies here but something far more superior.

The mother ship offers all the creature comforts of home and is a welcome sight for sore eyes when you need a good feed, shower and some relaxation after a day in the dories chasing an abundance of hard hitting and beautiful tasting estuary and reef species. Trust us, you are going to need your rest. A standard day will see us tangling with estuarine thugs such as barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark and salmon, all of which don’t give up without a fight…a bloody good fight. We will chase these fish using a combination of hard bodied lures, soft plastics and freshly caught live baits if the customer prefers.

This is then followed by an early afternoon top water session casting poppers and stickbaits for large queenfish at the river mouth. Anyone who has caught these fish before would no doubt attest to their blistering speed and aerial acrobatics. Catching them off the surface is second to none as far as methods are concerned. These fish will leave a lasting impression on you.

An afternoon will encompass jigging plastics or soaking baits (if preferred) on the inner reefs for coral trout and fingermark, often taking back a selected red fish for the on-board chef to prepare for dinner. There is no better feeling than dining on the spoils of your labour while cracking a few beers and immersing yourself in jovial banter about the day that was.

  • Just back from a 10 day trip to Flinders Reef, thanks to skipper Tony and crew of Chris and Carl. You guys really looked after us even weather shitty at first and Flinders Reef didn't fire we still caught Doggies, Yellowfin, Wahoo, then all the reef fish.Paul Grebert
  • We just got off the boat after a 4 day fishing trip and all 10 of us loved it. All the staff were great and could'nt do enough to make you feel comfortable which made our trip thoughly enjoyable. Mick the chef cooked up a storm, and I think ive put on 2kgs in 4 days, hehe. Carl and Bill were sensational deckies and really new their stuff and never stoped working throughout the whole trip. We picked a bad week for the weather unfortunatly, but a big thanks goes out to the skipper (Bob) for always trying to get us on the fish when mother nature was against us. Thanks again, Chris from the Wandering Fisho's 2016.Christopher Rimmer

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